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Scott Armanini, MBA


Scott has led enterprise sales and sales management, business development, solution engineering, innovation and New Product Introduction programs for leading brands including Accenture Ventures, Cisco Systems, HP Software and Microsoft. With a personal network of 30,000 global executives, his industry experience includes Aerospace & Defense, Automotive, Chemicals, Communications, Education, Energy, Financial Services, Government, Healthcare, High Technology, Insurance, Life Sciences, Media & Entertainment, Mining, Pharmaceuticals, Retail, Travel & Transportation, and Utilities.

Scott advises the founders of game-changing startups including Bloomlife (unlocking the mystery of what takes place during pregnancy), IPwe (the first global marketplace for Patents and Patent Mortgaging), and Unum (Shared Identity Management and fraud protection). Most recently, he served as both Managing Partner for Alumni Ventures Group (AVG), one of the world’s most active venture capital firms, and as VP / Senior Advisor – Portfolio Company Growth for Samsung NEXT Ventures.

He is also a member of the Silicon Valley Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (SVIEF) – a leading organization facilitating US / China venture capital and disruptive innovation – he has spoken in the US and China on topics including Business Model Innovation, Creating a Culture of Innovation, Disruptive Innovation, Investing During Times of Crisis, Startup-Corporate Innovation, Venture Investment Trends and Cross-Border (US-China) Ventures in a Era of CFIUS and FIRRMA.

An alumnus of USC Marshall School of Business (MBA '91), UCLA and UCSD, Scott is also a member of Peter Diamandis’ Abundance 360 Community (SingularityU), serves as a mentor to the IBM + Columbia University Blockchain Accelerator and advisor to the Director of the Silicon Valley Big Data & Cybersecurity Center at SJSU.